Editorials

Lowell Richards

February 9, 2012
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The death of Lowell Richards is a loss for East Boston, for his family and for all of us who knew him and respected the good work he did as the head of development for Massport. Mr. Richards was a self-effacing type totally without bluster who disliked the limelight. Over the years of his...

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Kevin White

February 1, 2012
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Mayor Kevin White’s death is a moment for all of us to remember him and the days when he managed this city with an iron fist. He was above all, a real Bostonian with his early roots in West Roxbury and his adult life spent on Beacon Hill. He loved Boston. He loved downtown...

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A Doubleheader

January 26, 2012
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This neighborhood is facing two huge possibilities – the possible licensing of a casino at Suffolk Downs with horse racing continuing as it has for 75 years and the remaking of the East Boston waterfront by developers eager to take advantage of the great views of the city and an ideal location for new...

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Logan at 28 Million

January 26, 2012
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There was more than a bit of incomprehensibility when it was announced earlier this week that Logan Airport had checked in and transported by airplane more than 28 million people in 2011. Think about it. More than 2.2 million people per month landed in East Boston and were transported through East Boston on their...

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Reverend Martin Luther King

January 19, 2012
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Martin Luther King would have celebrated his 83rd birthday last Saturday had he not been cut down in the prime of his life by an assassin’s bullet in 1968. Our nation has moved forward with giant steps to bridge the racial divide since King first began his non-violent protest against man’s inhumanity to man....

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Casino Study Comm. Disbanded by Murphy

January 19, 2012
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Two weeks ago the Boston City Council announced the creation of a casino study committee to be headed by Councillor Sal LaMattina. Late last week, City Council President Stephen Murphy announced that the council study committee had been dropped and with it, LaMattina’s leadership role at the head of it. With the end of...

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Good Choice: Murphy’s Choice of LaMattina as Casino Committee Head Lauded

January 11, 2012
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The choice of Councilor Sal LaMattina to head a Boston City Council committee responsible for studying and informing about the casino issue is a good one. The appointment made by City Council President Stephen Murphy highlights the importance of the casino issue and highlights as well LaMattina’s complete understanding of the expanded gambling effort...

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Taste of Eastie

January 11, 2012
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Mark your calendar. On January 19 at the Logan Hilton Hotel, the 16th Annual Taste of Eastie – which is really a taste of Boston – will be held from 6-9 p.m. Taste of Eastie is all about food and fun, music and entertainment, and people. Don’t eat all day and then get over...

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Lamattina Heads Council Casino Study Committee

January 4, 2012
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East Boston Councillor Sal LaMattina has been named by Council President Stephen Murphy to head the city council’s newly created committee to study casino gambling. President Murphy has made a good choice. LaMattina is a great supporter and friend for this neighborhood. He is a supporter of a casino coming to Suffolk Downs but...

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The Referendum

January 4, 2012
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There is to be a referendum in East Boston and in Revere on the casino question. That question to the voters in East Boston and Revere is this: will you vote to allow a casino at Suffolk Downs or not? A number of Boston city councilors are asking that the entire city of Boston...

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